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Australia is "going backwards" according to new report


Almost half of Australia's terrestrial ecosystems are threatened, 85 per cent of its rivers have been modified and twice as many Australians die from air pollution annually than road accidents, according to a report on the state of the country's environment.

42 environmental growth have cooperated to bring us this damning report, and hopefully will be a wake-up call that we are living beyond our means, and must change.

There Is No "Green" Energy

The plain truth:

- 10,000 years ago humans and our livestock occupied just 0.01% of all the land-air vertebrate biomass on earth.
- Now humans and our livestock occupy 97% of all land-air vertebrate biomass.
- Humans and our livestock now consume over 40% of earth’s annual green land biomass production.
- 1 million people born every 4½ days. People live longer.

Human population growth squeezing out the Earth's non-humans


There are many anthropogenic impacts of human population growth on Australian society, and planet.
Shallow policy-making based on economic health at the detriment of the majority of the people of Australia is about pandering to the the "needs" of big businesses and those who benefit from growth.
The impacts are not only on people, but on animals. “Sustainability” is often referred to as being about ensuring comfortable human survival, and not other species.

Victoria's Mumbai Cook


With 2236 people arriving every week in Victoria - 1800 of those moving to Melbourne- there is scant recognition of the amount of infrastructure needed to support these numbers.

Every third or fourth home of Point Cook is of an Indian family, out of the 1500 homes. In fact, they all call Point Cook "Mumbai Cook"!
(photo: Traffic in Mumbai - wikimedia commons)

Orange Bellied parrot imminent extinction threat


Under the Federal Government plan, captive populations will be boosted and extra feed and nesting options will be provided to encourage the 50 or so parrots left in the wild to breed.
It is easy to blame “drought” when loss of habitat is the surest way to lose a species!

Australian national anthem is deceptive advertising - Population-reform group SPA says

National President of SPA, Sandra Kanck, says “If we pause on Australia Day to reflect on our identity, our thoughts should turn to reforming the anthem. It is an absolute nonsense to say that this continent has boundless plains to share, as is claimed in the second verse of the anthem."

Thargomindah's “invasion” - "seige" of kangaroos and emus

The “exploding kangaroo population” in Thargomindah Queensland, apparently, is because Russia has banned the sale of roo meat.  It sounds like the kangaroo industry pushing their own agenda! The media has reported stupid things like a a woman who was too scared to hang her washing out because of the kangaroo coming close to the town, implying very strongly that they are creating a safety problem as well!

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